Upcoming Events

In addition to our regular steam and diesel hauled services, we have special events on some weekends. Details appear below as our plans evolve. Tickets for these events can be booked from the event page.

Our usual heritage buses will run in conjunction with these events making it easy to reach us from Epping Underground and Shenfield National Rail stations (the Shenfield bus does not run for some events as detailed on the event page). 

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Real Ale Festival

19, 20, 21 July

Cask Ales Cider Live music on and off the trains Trains and buses run all day and into the evening on Friday and Saturday Family Day on Sunday - feed the dinosaurs and let off steam in the Jurassic Jungle play area! Our biggest Real Ale Festival to date! Tickets now on sale - ...

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Jurassic Fun

21 July

There’s Jurassic fun on Sunday 21 July as some of our popular dinosaurs return! It’s the Sunday of our Real Ale Festival and to provide a more relaxed family feel we will be hosting dinosaur feeding sessions at intervals at North Weald station – yes you really can feed our baby ...

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PAW Patrol visit

3, 4 August

Your favourite characters from PAW Patrol visit the Epping Ongar Railway over two fantastic days! On Saturday 3 August Chase and Skye are visiting and on Sunday 4 August Marshall and Rubble will be here. The heroic pups will be making appearances at intervals on each day ...

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Vintage Steam Weekend

10, 11 August

We'll have a wonderful collection of steam traction engines big and small on display and moving around North Weald station - an excellent mid-Summer day out. Steam and Diesel train services too! Keep an eye on this page for further details. Our regular steam and diesel ...

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August Real Ale Train

10 August

Following the success of our Real Ale Trains last year, we're running them again this year! The train fare is just £12 for travel on all trains during the evening, with a small discount if booked more than two weeks in advance (£6 for holders of our residents ...

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Family Fun Day

17, 18 August

It's our 'Family Fun Day' - as much fun as a day by the seaside but with steam trains and vintage buses! Moreover getting to the Epping Ongar Railway by public transport couldn't be easier. So, avoid the queues to the coast and take the Central Line tube to Epping or ...

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